2004 Rainbow Gathering (California)
This is music from the "2004 Rainbow Family Circus and Tribal Zoo" CDs compiled by Tenali from recordings made at the rainbow family gathering of the tribes that took place in California for a time around the 4th of July, 2004 where people came together by many paths for a time becoming one in harmony celebrating love in spirit manifesting visions of peace and healing our mother earth.
Label / Recorded by Tenali
These MP3 files come from Rob Savoye's collection on www.welcomehome.org. I have renamed the files to be more informative and consistent. If you notice any mistakes with the song names or the meta-data (id3 tag) info on these files, or just want to drop me a line, please email me at email@example.com.
Tenali has recorded a few hours of music at each of the last few annual gatherings. Some of these tracks were available on his "Rainbow Tribal Circus" web site on the now dead mp3.com site. Since I have plenty of bandwidth and disk space, I have his complete collection here for your enjoyment.
California Rainbow Gathering OGGs
[Ed: These tracks are in the Ogg/Vorbis format, a patent-free, open source audio codec superior to and inteded to replace the MP3 format. See www.vorbis.com for more information. The files on Rob's site were named .mp3 by mistake. Examination revealed that they were actually encoded with the Vorbis codec. The file extensions have been corrected while renaming the files. - md]
These were recorded by Tenali. He releases his recordings from each gathering as "Rainbow Family Circus & Tribal Zoo" CDs. This one is a two CD set. I was careful to preserve the ordering of the tracks, as here's what Tenali says about these CDs:
I wanted to make the CDs a sorta of rainbow sonic adventure with a variety of snippets and samples and randomness from around the gathering in between the songs, but i was also aware not to disrupt the song itself and to strictly leave them as they are.
Disk 1 - Rainbow Family Circus & Tribal Zoo, California 2004
1. Improv Chant - Opal
2. Hindu Kinda Chant - Deja, Nakima, Sasha, Nastacia, Tina, & Lucy
3. Djembe Chant - Deja, Nakima, Sasha, Nastacia, Tina & Lucy
4. Reunite - Terra Taura
5. Mount Zion - Deja, Nakima, Sasha, Nastacia, Tina & Lucy
6. Song for the Indigenous - MJ
7. Sweet Song & Chant - Deja, Nakima, Sasha, Nastacia, Tina & Lucy
8. Just What It Is - Updraft
9. Hermano Sol, Hermana Luna - Gabby
10. Jai Hanuman - Rocker T
11. Inner Revolution - Michael
12. Light of Jah - Deja, Nakima, Sasha, Nastacia, Tina & Lucy
Disk 2 - Rainbow Family Circus & Tribal Zoo, California 2004
1. Beautiful Chant - Deja, Nakima, Sasha, Nastacia, Tina & Lucy
2. La Luna Llena - Deja, Nakima, Sasha, Nastacia, Tina & Lucy
3. Santa Lucia - Mandolin n Guitar
4. Bye Bye Blackbird - Joe n Dave
5. What a Wonderful World - Joe n Dave
6. Dancing in the Shadows - Terra Taura
7. Mas Azul - Gabby
8. Only a a Rainbow Gathering - G Funk
9. Electric Dream - Shane
10. Another Sweet Song - Deja, Nakima, Sasha, Nastacia, Tina & Lucy
11. Who Will Be - Rocker T
12. Babylon Come Home - Stephen Wing
13. Devotional Qwalli Piece - Fanati Allah
The rainbow family of living light is said to be made up of tribes and families and people from all walks coming home together as one human family gathering together on the land. A rainbow gathering is different for every one. You may find people actively creating postive commuity with one another, learning and teaching ways we can live in harmony with nature, our mother earth, and each other. And celebrating life together. There is no formal organization or leadership. It is felt by many to be contrary to the spirit of the gatherings. It is said that any one with a belly button may consider themselves part of the rainbow family, and that even a belly button is not really needed. We are welcome home as one family.
There have been gatherings called Rainbow Gatherings since at least 1972, and there has been at least one large gathering of the tribes every year in the US on public land around the 4th of July since then. Many gather then to pray for peace and healing in the world. There are also gatherings in many parts of the world, in different countries and continents, and even world gatherings. There are many local and regional gatherings throughout the year. Some are timed with solstice or equinox or other special times and seasons. It may be that there have been gatherings before or since the "first" rainbow gathering in 1972 that may not have called themselves rainbow gatherings but were of the same spirit. The gatherings are called rainbow because they are for all the peoples of the earth, from many families, tribes, and nations. Some say that the Hopi people native to North America tell a vision of a time when mother earth, the land, air, waters, and creatures of all kinds were sick with poisons and ill treatment by people, the children of the white races, or more specifically the people who lived the cultures of those who displaced the native peoples of the Americas - not just caucasions) would grow their hair long, wear beads, and come together with the children of all the nations to heal the earth. Intentional community, respect for indigenous peoples and culture, ecology, and spirituality are common themes with peoples of the rainbow.
May 13, 2011
My web site has changed. To view track notes, album covers, etc from over ten years of rainbow field recordings then go to http://musicfromtherainbow.org
March 4, 2009
Lovely. Makes me feel at home.